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Coughing Up Specks Of Blood
Hmm: Probably not, but could be. You should have both looked at! ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Vigorous coughing can break small blood vessels and cause those symptoms. However, coughing up blood should always be evaluated by an MD. ...Read more
Go To ER: If you are bleeding that much you need to be seen by an ent. If it is significant go to the emergency room. ...Read more
Coughing up mucus with traces of blood. Swollen tonsils and throat. Is the blood likely just due to coughing breaking the blood vessels in throat?
Yes: Excessive pressure from coughing can break capillaries and cause small amount of blood to appear in the mucus. Take a probiotic (Megafood Megaflora Plus brand), zinc 50 mg/day (NOW is a good brand), Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand) or sunshine for 30-45 minutes at noon daily to get over the the infection faster. Throat coat liquorice tea (consume several times/day) also helps to reduce pain. ...Read more
Coughing up thick white mucus with black specks in it and sometimes blood in mucus, fatigue, weight loss, nausea, constipation, thin blood, causes?
Have been bringing up lots of phlegm from cold not coughing up just coming up naturally for a week streaks of blood in it can bringing up phlegm all the time cause this?
Spitting up fresh, bright red chunks of liver looking phlegm. Not just a little. Looks like a ball of liver broke up in pieces and was coughing up ?
Need to go to ER : Or doc if open right away. Needs immediate evaluation. Please go. ...Read more
The usual mucous : activated by ingested virus or bacteria; normal mucous produced by lungs to trap inhaled microscopic material is white; becomes either yellow or green if enough WBCs are present ingesting virus/bacteria & making internal enzymes (producing the color) used to inactivate & digest viral particles or bacterial cells. Repeated intense cough can break blood vessels resulting in tinges of blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bright red bloody mucus with blood clots excreted from tip of uvula after pulling out white stringy plug?
Mucus: It appears that there was a mucus plug impacted on your uvula and irritation/inflammation occurred when it was pulled off. If bleeding and/nonhealing of the uvula persists, consult an otolaryngologist for treatment and in the meantime, bathe the uvula area with cold water which helps.However if brisk bleeding continues head to the hospital emergency room where urgent treatment can be given ...Read more
I wake up some mornings with a lot of mucus draining from my sinuses and also coughing up mucus. This time there was a tiny bit of brite red blood to.?
Post-nasal mucus: Build up of mucus in post-nasal area over night is very common, particularly in urban, high smog areas. If chronic, would allow hot water from shower or hot compress over sink to soak frontal face area t help loosen the mucus and blow it out. Avoid inhalant irritants or allergy causes in environment. Blood in mucus could be part of same. Would definitely see pcp or ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
Follow up/more info: You should see your physician if you have sputum with blood. If it is more than a scant amount, the Emergency room can evaluate. I would suggest a TB test and a close exam of your nose. Sometimes nasal bleeding can result in blood tinged phlegm. A virtual consult appt is available. ...Read more
Why do I keep blowing small blood clots out of my nose as well as coughing up grey, sticky phlegm?
Unknown: You need to be examined and worked up carefully for recurrent clots. ...Read more
?Dangerous: Dangerous is not the best word to use, but you should simply get yourself a good examination and maybe even some testing such as a C-Xray to assure the Brown tinged mucus is not blood you are seeing in your mucus, or a bacterial infection. Great job that you stopped smoking! Now just see the Doc for an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/chronic sinusitis. On antibiotics, coughing up thick yellow mucus from chest, now i see traces/chunks of blood in the mucus. Should i worry?
Yes: Yes, you should worry. Call or see the doc who prescribed the antibiotics. You may need a chest x-ray and evaluation by a specialist. ...Read more
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